KansaiBeerLvrs (4465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from the brewery. This Soramoyou Tsukiyo no Dunkel 5.5% from Sapporo pours a ruddy orange color, highly carbonated but with zero head retention.
The aroma is caramel, cardboard and soda bread. Bleh.
The taste is a bit better, bready molasses, light malts, a bit of herbal hoppiness. A dryish finish. OK flavor but kind of dull.
KyotoLefty (9127) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can mail ordered from the brewery. Lightly chocolate and caramel nose, a touch of raisin and dark bread. Rather pale orange-amber color, clear, with a low head. A bit thin in the flavor and body, caramel, sweet flavor, a bit toasty. Not bad but unconvincing and just a bit cheesy.
yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice roasted aroma, sweet and promising taste on the tip of your tongue. But somewhat a bland finish and no followup. Would like to try some more if they were available in stores. Might grow on me.
jinroh (1103) - ESTONIA - SEP 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
350 ml can. Pours clear amber, looks watery, coloured transparent water. Almost no head to speak of. Aroma is mild, has some malty caramel, Small bitter bite, maybe from alcohol. Taste has some bitterness, a bit of toasted bread. Nothing much going on, aftertaste is short and a little bitter. This beer has no direction, so can’t really understand it. Maybe drinkable (as it doesn’t have much character, plain water is also very drinkable) but that’s it.
biirusaikou (2477) - - JUL 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Plum, cookie, spice. Caramel, mild floral hops, clean finish. Not bad for a dunkel happoshu, fairly drinkable.
evergreen0199 (2976) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from a liquor shop in Nasu, Tochigi, Japan. A brown coloured pour with a small off white head on top. Aroma of chocolate and spice. Tastes thin, spice, chocolatey, cloves. It is alright.
TimE (4959) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
milk chocolate, some cloves, fairly mainstream accented, but not bad stuff.